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Has anyone every installed this lift on their Taco?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by carolinaboy90, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    carolinaboy90

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    I am new to lift kits and really dont know what I am looking for. I dont go mudding or hit the trails very often and when I do it is nothing extreme. I am just looking to level out my front and at the same time be able to run 285/75/r16. Is it possible with this lift and is this lift any good. Any help will be great.
    1995-2004 Toyota Tacoma 2WD/4WD (6 LUG)
    3" Front 1" Rear Complete Suspension Lift Kit
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    2x Front Billet Lift Spacers Anodized Black w/ hardware
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  2. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    It's a spacer lift. Not well thought of around here.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    I am not looking to drop a whole bunch of money into this simply because I dont go offroading hardly any (and i realize that when dealing with lifts there is no such thing as cheap). I just want something to make the truck level and be able to run a size bigger tire.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    You can get Bilstein 5100's and a add a leaf for just a little more and your ride will be much better over the spacer lift.

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    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-1...acoma-pre-runner-4wd-pre-load-adjustable.html

    AAL
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=122&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
     
  5. Sep 8, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    The adjustable struts in the front do look nicer. Will shackles do anything in the rear if you dont use a AAL. Thanks for the help JLee.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    None of my links work, awesome!

    Go with the links JLee provided. Be sure to purchase their new bushings for your front struts.

    I did the lift and wasn't happy with the front being so low, I added Eibach coils for a full 3 inches of lift and was much happier.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    keep in mind the toytec add-a-leafs give 2 inchs of lift
     
  8. Sep 8, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    Gave me 3 inches of lift. :confused:
     
  9. Sep 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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  10. Sep 8, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    Thats interesting... but the OP said he wants 1 inch in the back.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    Where did he say that at?
     
  12. Sep 8, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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  16. Sep 8, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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  17. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    Tacomaboss and Vacountryboy. I was just looking at the 3 inch lift in the front and 1 inch lift in the rear lift kit because I want the front level with the rear. But anyways what ratio front to back should I go with. Thank yall for the help.
     
  18. Sep 11, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    3 in the front and 1 in the rear might leave you a tad nose high.

    I went with 3 in the front 2 in the rear and that leveled me out
     
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    3 in front and 1 in back would leave your nose high. 3 in front and 2 in back would be probably level.
     
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